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© Mr K. Foster LRPS

IoE Number: 358023
Photographer: Mr K. Foster LRPS
Date Photographed: 21 May 2000
Date listed: 27 February 1984
Date of last amendment: 27 February 1984
Grade II

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SD 52NE WALTON LE DALE CHURCH ROAD 5/118 Church of St. Saviour - GV II Church, 1817 by Edmund Sharpe,with transepts and chancel 1886 by T.H. Myres. Stone, slate roof with red ridge tiles. Tower with spire; nave with transepts; apsidal chancel. Romanesque style: lesenes, Lombard frieze, round-headed lancets. Tower of 3 elements (2-stage square base, 2-stage octagonal drum, octagonal spire) with circular window at ground floor and 3 lancets above, a band and frieze to the drum which has a recessed belfry louvre in each face, and a splayed base to the spire. Nave now of 5 bays, the 1st on the west side with a segmental headed door and all others with round-headed lancets; rainwater heads dated 1817. Transepts have bands on 2 levels, the upper rising as a hoodmould to the heads of two pairs of round headed windows, above which is a large wheel window; west transept has a doorway in the re-entrant, east transept has a squire's door in Norman style; rainwater heads dated 1886. Semi- circular apse with moulded bands, the upper rising as a hoodmould to 9 round headed windows; apse wall incorporates 3 foundation stones laid by Mrs. Townley Parker, the Right Hon. Viscount Cranbourne, and Mrs. G.B. Dewhurst of Oughtrington Park, all dated 17 July, 1886. Interior: at south end is a glazed screen and a large gallery supported by 2 iron columns with foliated surfaces, the front panelled, with Royal Arms in centre; unusual double transept arches rising from a central shafted column with foliated capital, the outer ends dying at a high level; ribbed chancel ceiling; east transept has various wall tablets to Townley Parker family.

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